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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Parent Orientation

Welcome Parents and Families!

At the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), we value the relationships we have with our students' parents and family members. Before the new semester begins, we want to make sure that you are prepared to support your student during their academic journey at CU Denver. Therefore, we would like to invite you to attend Parent Orientation, which features sessions specifically designed for you.

Parent Orientation (only offered in fall orientation sessions) runs concurrently with New Student Orientation. Orientation dates are listed below. Your student will be able to identify the number of guests (i.e. parent) when they register for an orientation date by visiting their UCDAccess student portal ( Students will be able to register for an orientation date starting March 18.

Please know that guests are limited to 1 guest per student.


Due to limited space, we cannot accommodate more than two guests per student.

Fall 2014 Freshman Orientation dates:
o    April 25 (CLOSED)
o    May 9  and 30 (CLOSED)​
o    June 6 (CLOSED), 13 (CLOSED), 20 (CLOSED) and 27
o    July 11 and 18 


The program format of New Student Orientation will have students and parents participating in separate sessions.

Parent Orientation will help you become familiar with the academic environment and the many support services available to you and your student. By the end of the day, we hope that you feel connected to CU Denver.

By attending Parent Orientation, you will learn about the following:

  • What to expect from CU Denver
  • Keys to academic success
  • Campus safety and wellness
  • Living on-campus or commuting to CU Denver
  • Advising 101 for parents
  • Employment and career resources for your student

Additionally, parents will also have the opportunity to finalize any business transactions at Parent Orientation (e.g. $200.00 registration deposit). The following offices will be in attendance to serve you:

  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Bursar 
  • Health Center at Auraria

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 303-315-3503.

Students & Parents
9:00-9:45am      Check-in
9:45-9:50am      Welcome Session
9:50-10:10am    What Box?
10:10-10:20am  First-Year Seminar
10:20-10:35am  Student Portal 101
10:35-10:55am  Paying Your Bill and Financial Aid
10:55-11:05am  Break

Students Only
11:05-11:20am  New Place. Stay Safe.
11:20-11:50am  Lunch and Interraction with Peer Mentors
12:00-3:00pm    Meet with Advisor/Register for Classes
1:45-3:00pm      Official After Party!

Parents/Families Only
11:05-11:20am   Walk to CU Dravo Building
11:20-11:30am   Welcome Session
11:30-11:50am   "I'm Glad We Chose CU Denver" 
11:50-12:05pm    Lunch (Provided by CU Denver)
12:05-12:15pm    Family Roundtable: Introduction
12:15-1:40pm      Family Roundtable: Q & A
1:40-2:00pm        Family Roundtable: Wrap-up Panel
2:00pm-2:15pm   Return to North Classroom

1:45-3:00pm        Official After Party!​

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